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Old 06-29-2003, 05:32 AM   #1
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slackware 9 post install problems


I am new to linux and just installed slackware 9 onto an empty HD . The install went well and i did the full install. I have been following the directions from the "book" (slackware.com/book/) section of slackware.com and now i am to the part where i would set up the X window system (chapter 6). My problem is that the instructions say to run 2 things. The first is SuperProbe to tell me about my video card(optional). The second is xf86config. When i tried to run SuperProbe it says "command not found". So then i tried xf86config and had the same result. i tried using "find" and it seems that they don't exist anywhere on the hd. Everything up to here has been running smoothly and im pretty stumped on this one. Any help greatly appreciated. If u need any additional info let me know.

Video card: 3dfx voodoo 5
CPU: 1ghz athlon
MB: Abit KT7A-RAID

PS. while im here is there any way i can get rid of that beep when i hit backspace to many times at the command prompt and with other things too. tried unplugging the speaker in the case but its coming from the MB. Im about to try to er.. physicaly disable.. that one as a last resort after this.

Thnx in advance,
Mark
 
Old 06-29-2003, 05:53 AM   #2
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Make (as root):

xfree86setup
 
Old 06-29-2003, 07:18 AM   #3
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I havn't tried it, but in /etc/inputrc there is 'configure the system bell' maybe this would do what you want?

your ~/.screenrc has an option to turn the bell off too!

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Old 06-29-2003, 08:10 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice unfortunantly im still stuck.

typing the following(as root):
"make xfree86setup"

results in a error message:
"make: *** No rule to make target 'xfree86setup'. Stop."

This is a full install on an empty HD. So far the only change i have made to my system is to add a user.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 10:16 AM   #5
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Did you even try just typing "xfree86setup"?

You have to experiment, try things out, make intelligent guesses...gotta be curious! That's almost a general prerequisite for learning and really understanding stuff.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 10:45 AM   #6
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Nope that didnt work either. It seems to run but outputs nothing to the screen. Thnx anyway. Im guessing i did something wrong during the install since i cant find anyone else having this problem. So im going to redownload and reinstall and see how that works out.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:06 AM   #7
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Ok, wait a second...how do you mean, it seems to run but outputs nothing to the screen? Exactly what happens? How does it look?

If you did the full install, you shouldn't be missing anything. There are various ways to configure X - you could for instance run xfree86setup or xf86config. The latter requires you to enter whatever data it asks for (i.e. keyboard, graphics card, monitor refresh rates etc). You'll probably want to manually edit XF86Config too, for instance in order to tweak mouse settings etc.

It's very basic, and like I said - if you did a full install, you _should_ have everything required to get X up and running (startx).
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:40 AM   #8
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After searching a bit more i may have found the problem is with the iso. Seems i downloaded a similar copy to this one(see below link). So im going to continue with my redownload and reinstall
plan for now.
Thanks to everyone who replied to help me out.

http://www.linuxformat.com/modules.p...&forum=1&24727

This is where i found this info if anyone is curius. The iso source was different(from some dvd) but the problem is the same.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 07:21 PM   #9
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Hey Mark:

Did you sort out your problem with superprobe and the iso? I have the same problem (can't find superprobe and would like to use it to confirm my video hardware). I got my iso from ftp at cerias.

Rich
 
Old 08-15-2003, 04:25 AM   #10
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superprobe is no longer required to configure XFree86. It probes and loads the correct video driver automatically. As a root user configure XFree86 by typing xf86config at the command prompt and then answer all the questions about your system. When correctly configured just try typing startx on the command line and everything should work ok. Please note the previous message from "Metroid" about having downloaded a faulty iso image.

HTH

John
 
Old 08-16-2003, 03:58 AM   #11
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I think you can get rid of the bell by editing the file /etc/inputrc and adding the line

set bell-style none
 
  


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